Charlotte Hadfield

Year of Call: 1999
Email Address: charlotte.hadfield@3pb.co.uk
Secure Email: charlotte.hadfield@3paper.cjsm.net
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Education

Charlotte is passionate about education and enjoys a wide and varied practice covering the full spectrum of education law and related regulatory law.  She is regularly instructed on behalf of parents, young people, students, schools, academies, HE providers, local authorities, universities and Early Years and Child Care providers/practitioners.

Her work includes:

  • SEND appeals
  • Discrimination (including disability discrimination) claims in the FTT and County Court
  • Judicial reviews
  • Governance issues relating to academies and free schools
  • School/parent relationships, including parent bans, internal complaints, Protection from Harassment
  • Admissions (including infant class size appeals, lawfulness of admissions arrangements, compatibility of admissions arrangements with the Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act)
  • Exclusion appeals
  • Appeals by Early Years and Child Care providers and practitioners against cancellation of registration by Ofsted
  • Contractual and tortious claims against education providers
  • Issues relating to safeguarding, CRB, DBA disclosures
  • Internal academic appeals by university students
  • NCTL proceedings (see also Charlotte’s Public and Regulatory profile)
  • School fee disputes
  • Employment Tribunal proceedings (see also Charlotte’s Employment profile)

Charlotte regularly provides training on education law to a variety of different audiences, including LEAs, solicitors, university student advisors, lay panel members and parents.

Reported cases

  • Oxfordshire County Council v JL [2010] EWHC 798 (Admin)
  • SN v Nottinghamshire County Council [2014] UKUT 002 (AAC)
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Academic qualifications

  • LLB (Hons)
  • LLM, London School of Economics

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Accredited Mediation Advocate

Direct Access

Charlotte Hadfield is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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